Last week the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission met in Washington, D.C. to review aspects of its required March report to Congress and to address other Medicaid and CHIP issues.

Included on the agenda of the meeting were:

  • a review of chapters of the March report on Medicaid disproportionate share (Medicaid DSH) and monitoring of access to care;
  • alternative approaches to state financing of their Medicaid programs;
  • Medicaid coverage for low-income adults; and
  • Medicaid program integrity issues.

MACPAC’s efforts, although not binding on the administration, carry a great deal of weight with those institutions.  In addition, they are very important to urban safety-net hospitals because those hospitals care for so many Medicaid patients.

See the presentations used to help guide these discussions here, on MACPAC’s web site.